Today, June 9, 2021, Mayor London N. Breed and Human Resources Director Carol Isen announced the release of the independent and comprehensive review by William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus, at the Stanford Law School, of the City’s equal employment opportunity policies and practices. Professor Gould’s review focuses on the City’s response to employee claims of workplace bias, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. The report identifies 19 findings regarding EEO policies and procedures and offers 57 recommendations to support EEO Division reforms.

The findings and recommendations in this report represent the first phase in the City’s effort to reform the Department of Human Resources Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Division. Using information included in the review, the Department of Human Resources is developing a “Roadmap to Reform” for the EEO Division, scheduled for release this Fall. Mayor Breed has committed an additional $1.9 million in FY 2021-2022 to support the reform and revitalization of the EEO Division, including hiring more staff and creating and implementing a new database to support case management efficiency.

Read the full report .

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